Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Joy Is

This morning,while I was on my way to the humane society,  I found myself behind a vehicle that had a sticker in its back window that said “The joy Is In The Journey”.  My initial reaction was “How nice.  I … Continue reading

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Should Growing Old Hurt?

I was thinking the other day about this growing old thing.  One day, you are just a kid and the next day you, well, aren’t.  I remember high school graduation like it was yesterday, but no, it was 63 years … Continue reading

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Quit Ya Wining

I am and always have been a beer drinker. And, with the advent of local brew pubs, I am in my glory. But, I have also quaffed my share of wine, and that has not always been a good thing. … Continue reading

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My World

My wife used to be fond of saying of me “you live in a world all your own”, and she was right. Of course, she always was.  It is said that the woman always gets the last word.  Anything you … Continue reading

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Winter Rain

The winter winds sing To the teardrops of rain That cling to barren limbs Frozen boughs In cloaks of ice Whisper their displeasure Darkness descends Through solemn hours Life suspended, waiting A new sun smiles Crystals dance like gypsies The … Continue reading

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Strings

I remember my first kite.  Racing across the field, yanking on the string to coax it into the sky.  A tail made from one of my Mom’s knotted nylon stockings.  I didn’t know the first thing about aerodynamics, or more … Continue reading

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The Lie

The Lie Such a little thing Strung between two hearts Concealed in silence That which is unknown cannot hurt Not both at least Just one heart stricken It will not stay silent It will be heard Then two hearts broken … Continue reading

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Anchors

In the cove, several boats are gathered Sheltered from the harshness of the sea Tempted by it’s call to go and join it It coaxes them “come out and play with me”  They sway from side to side as if … Continue reading

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Oh What A Night

I live in a little town in southern Maine with a population somewhere in the range of 9000.  As such, although they don’t roll the sidewalks up at nine o’clock, it is a pretty safe bet that if there are … Continue reading

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Precious

Childhood is precious.  At least if you are not the child.  At least that is how it was for me.  When I was a kid, I was just that, no more, no less. I didn’t think anything about what I … Continue reading

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